凯特·米德尔顿 is honoring the previous Princess of Wales.
The Princess of Wales, 40, had a subtle royal rewear at the National Service of Remembrance in London on Sunday, stepping out on a nearby balcony overlooking the ceremony at the Cenotaph war memorial in a pair of 戴安娜王妃‘s earrings. Kate wore the South Sea Pearl Earrings, which feature an intricate array of diamonds that drop down into a large pearl.
Diana often reached for the sparkling set for formal events through the 1990s, 尽管 时尚 reports that Kate tweaked the pair (which she’s worn before). 根据出口, she changed out the baubles for smaller, pear-shaped gems than the larger, circular pearls Diana was pictured in.
In another royal repeat, Kate added a wide-brimmed black hat — reminiscent of Diana’s style at the somber service in 1991. Like Diana, Kate solemnly stood and sang on Remembrance Day in a black ensemble with red poppy pins.
The touching tribute marked the second time Princess Kate kept a late member of the royal family close during the weekend through jewelry. 周六, she arrived at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in two pieces that previously belonged to 伊丽莎白女王. Kate shimmered in the Bahrain pearl drop earrings and a four-strand pearl choker necklace with a diamond piece in the center.
伊丽莎白女王 wore the choker necklace for a state banquet in Bangladesh in 1983, while the Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings were a gift to the Queen for her wedding to 菲利普亲王 在 1947.
根据 Her Majesty’s Jewel Vault, the earrings were made from a shell containing seven pearls gifted to 伊丽莎白女王 from the ruler of Bahrain for her wedding in 1947. The earrings contain a large round diamond with a smaller circle diamond hanging below it. Three baguette diamonds hang from there, with three more small diamonds making their way to the dangling pearl.
The Princess of Wales previously wore the choker as well as the earrings for the funeral of Prince Philip 在 2021. She was also recently seen in the pearl drop earrings at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.
“Pearls are one of the very few jewelry items you can wear in mourning and are inextricably linked with 伊丽莎白女王 and her personal jewelry legacy,” Bethan Holt, author of 皇后: 70 Years of Majestic Style, 以前告诉人们. “It’s a symbol of mourning a monarch but also a grandmother or great-grandmother.”